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    Obama Wont Order Ban on Gay Bias by Employers

    WASHINGTON President Obama disappointed and vexed gay supporters on Wednesday with his decision, conveyed to activists by a senior adviser, not to sign an executive order banning discrimination by employers with federal contracts.

    The executive order, which activists said had support from the Labor and Justice Departments, would have applied to gay, bisexual and transgender people working for or seeking employment from federal contractors. Current law does not protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, and legislation to do so, which Mr. Obama endorses, lacks sufficient votes in Congress.





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    Re: Obama Wont Order Ban on Gay Bias by Employers

    Damnit Obama!!!!! Another promise thrown under the bus.


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    Re: Obama Wont Order Ban on Gay Bias by Employers

    As much as I support the intent of such legislation, I feel it must be just that: legislation. Executive orders that essentially create law should be disallowed, as this EO would do just that. This is an issue that must be lobbied for and pushed with our representatives, who must then do the right thing and vote it into law.
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    Re: Obama Wont Order Ban on Gay Bias by Employers

    Seems like all we have to do is make sure we're enforcing what's already in place:

    The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has interpreted the prohibition of discrimination based on conduct to include discrimination based on sexual orientation.
    Federal Laws Prohibiting Job Discrimination: Questions And Answers

    I don't like Executive Orders. They are a way to subvert our democratic system.
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